2023 Honda City Facelift: Variants Explained

The updated City now gets a new entry variant for both the standard petrol and e:HEV hybrid model along with some new features.
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03-Mar-23 12:01 PM IST
Honda City facelift
  • 2023 Honda City now gets ADAS in standard petrol variants
  • Engines updated to meet RDE norms
  • Petrol City now available in new SV trim; City e:HEV in new V trim

Honda has launched the 2023 Honda City facelift in India. Aside from some cosmetic updates, the 2023 City receives updated RDE-compliant engines, some new features and even new entry variants. The updates have been rolled in for both the standard Honda City and the City e:HEV hybrid with prices for both starting from Rs 11.49 lakh and Rs 18.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. Interestingly this makes the starting prices of both models lower than before though prices for the remaining variants have been hiked by up to Rs 50,000. Honda has partly achieved this with the introduction of a new Honda City SV trim and the City e:HEV V variant. The pre-facelift models was available from the V trim onwards while the e:HEV was available solely in top-spec ZX trim. Now, the question that arises is, what do you get in each variant? We take a look.

Also read: Updated 2023 Honda City And City e:HEV Launched; Prices Start At Rs. 11.49 Lakh

2023 Honda City SV (Petrol MT: Rs 11.49 lakh)

  • 4 airbags
  • Three-point seatbelts for all occupants
  • Rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ABS & ESC
  • Traction control
  • Hill start assist
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Seatbelt reminder for front seats
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Keyless-go
  • Electric adjust and folding wing mirrors
  • Auto climate control and rear AC vents
  • PM2.5 filter
  • Tilt and telescopic adjust steering
  • Front centre armrest
  • Manual dimming IRVM


2023 Honda City Facelift

Honda City V (Petrol MT: Rs 12.37 lakh; Petrol CVT: Rs 13.62 lakh; e:HEV: Rs 18.89 lakh)

  • Honda Sensing ADAS functions: Collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, auto high beam, road departure mitigation
  • Auto headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Honda Connect connected car tech
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Remote engine start (CVT, e:HEV)
  • Paddle shifters (CVT, e:HEV)
  • Rear disc brakes (e:HEV)
  • Electronic parking brake (e:HEV)
  • LED fog lamps (e:HEV)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels (e:HEV)
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster (e:HEV)
  • Wireless phone charger (e:HEV)


Honda City VX (Petrol MT: Rs 13.49 lakh; Petrol CVT: Rs 14.74 lakh)

  • 6 airbags
  • Lane watch camera
  • Sunroof
  • Wireless phone charger


2023 Honda City Facelift ADAS functions on the standard petrol variants.

The updated Honda City now also gets ADAS functions on the standard petrol variants.


Honda City ZX (Petrol MT: Rs 14.72 lakh; Petrol CVT: Rs 15.97 lakh; e:HEV: Rs 20.39 lakh)

  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • LED headlamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument screen
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power windows & sunroof remote operation
  • Auto-folding door mirrors
  • Rear sunshades
  • Ambient lighting


Honda has now discontinued the diesel engine option in the Gen 5 City with the update with only the petrol and hybrid models now available. The petrol engine is the familiar 1.5-litre iVTEC DOHC engine that makes 119 bhp and 145 Nm of peak torque and is paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed CVT automatic. The Honda City e:HEV hybrid meanwhile gets a 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine as before that is paired with a hybrid system featuring an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) with a Lithium-ion battery. This one offers a combined output of 124 bhp and 253 Nm of peak torque. The car offers a fuel efficiency of 27.13 kmpl.

The updated City goes up against the Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the market. It will also face competition from the upcoming new Hyundai Verna.

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